Year: 2018

2018 AACL conference presentations

Crowbirds presented two projects at the 14th American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL): “Annotating learner data for lexico-grammatical patterns: A comparison of software tools” and “Lexico-grammatical Patterns in First Year Writing across L1 Backgrounds,” Our first presentation compared the uses and performance of Biber tagger, MALT parser, and Stanford parser. Our second presentation analyzed the linguistic features of L1 writers compared to L2 writers.

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Symposium Recap: Session Highlights

More reflection on our symposium: Sharing a few observations about every session.

Reflecting on the symposium: Our plenary speakers

Reflecting on the Symposium: Summaries of our plenaries, Dr. Shondel Nero and Dr. Susan Conrad, with some participants’ tweets adding images and context.

Thank you, symposium participants!

Thanks, everyone, for a great symposium! #wrww18

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Symposium updates

Updates, details, and logistics regarding the Writing Research Without Walls symposium #wrww18

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Meet Our New Undergraduate Researchers, Emily & Sarah!

The Crow team is growing! Our team at Purdue has started off the school year with two new undergraduate researchers, Emily Jones and Sarah Merryman.

Article: Corpus-informed instruction of reporting verbs

Crow team members publish “Examining the Effectiveness of Corpus-Informed Instruction of Reporting Verbs in L2 First-Year College Writing” in L2 Journal 10.3.

2018 Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) conference workshop

Crow researchers presented half-day workshop titled “Exploring variation and intertextuality in L2 undergraduate writing in English: Using the Corpus and Repository of Writing online platform for research and teaching.” at the 2018 Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) conference in Cambridge, England.

Workshop 3: Reflecting halfway

Halfway through our workshop series, we stop to reflect on the workshop so far and look ahead to project milestones and goal-setting.

Workshop 2: Thinking Like a Programmer  

Reflecting on the second session of our Methodology Workshop for Natural Language Programming, where we learned nine principles for thinking like a programmer.

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